Scientists Just Found a Surprising Factor Speeding Greenland's Melting

A new study from Lamont's Marco Tedesco shows that Greenland's ice sheet is “darkening,” or losing its ability to reflect both visible and invisible radiation, as it melts more and more, the research finds. That means it’s absorbing more of the sun’s energy — which then drives further melting.



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